Vintage Wedding Dresses
Delight in Something Old, Something New
It is the dream of many brides to wear their mother or grandmother’s wedding dress, and many families do uphold this tradition. While it does take care of the “something borrowed” aspect of your Big Day, you can recreate all the charm and elegance of yesteryear by buying your own vintage-inspired wedding dress – and even add a modern twist.
If the words “vintage wedding dresses” conjure up images of dusty old hat boxes straining under layers and layers of lace and pearls, think again. Vintage is a huge wedding dress trend – probably because it lends itself to interpretation.
And, interpretation is all about incorporating your own unique style and your personality into a timeless wedding dress, in the style of your choice. The possibilities with vintage are not limited, they are endless.
Please don’t confuse vintage with second-hand, because they are not the same. Vintage is an art, and we believe its essence lies in the admiration of the style and respect for the decades from which it’s inspired – mostly the 1920s to the 1980s.
Any style that is 20 years old or older can be classified as vintage, which leaves brides-to-be a vast expanse of decades and styles to emulate. If you want a vintage-inspired wedding dress, go back in time by flipping through styles over the decades. Exquisite, elegant, stylish, classic… vintage! These wedding dresses are so inspiring, you’ll wish that you could travel back in time!
The best thing about vintage-inspired wedding dresses is that they’re original and easily lend themselves to incorporating modern elements. Lace is inherently vintage, but just as popular on modern wedding dress styles, so the use of this fabric is a must to create a feminine and sensual look.
Tea-length wedding dresses, a very popular 1950s style, create an authentic vintage look, especially in lace. It is a style in which the skirt falls in between the ankle and the knee, and is perfect for any body shape.
We also love the empire silhouette for a vintage-inspired wedding dress. It disguises unflattering portions of the midsection beautifully, and this style is a wonderful way to create an exquisite authentic look.
Illusion necklines also ooze vintage, and go well with sleeveless A-line wedding dresses or long-sleeved simple sheath dresses. Sheath wedding dresses offer a particularly fresh and contemporary take on their vintage counterparts and are undeniably classic.
At Timeless Bridal Couture, we’ve matched brides with vintage-inspired wedding dresses which rival some of the best styles out there!
Our Le Papillon collection is a great example. These wedding dresses embrace understated elegance and finesse. Shaped waists and figure-sculpting lines with low backs and illusion necklines create a classic feel and vintage look.
Our dresses are just as diverse as our brides-to-be. We embrace the fact that each bride is unique and has her own unique style. Let us help you bring your dream vintage wedding dress to life. Call us to make an appointment at your earliest convenience.